Celebrate World Communion Sunday at St. Stephen's
St. Stephen’s to hold a Drive-thru Communion, Oct. 4
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Stephen’s.
Guest are invited visit this drive-thru event in the parking lot of St. Stephen’s Church, from noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, to receive pre-packed communion elements. Guests will be required to stay in their vehicle and the building will be closed to guests.
Because Guests will not be leaving their vehicle for this drive-thru event, completing of a Health Acknowledgment Form by everyone driving thru will not be required.
The following requirements approved by the church’s Healthy Church Committee must be met by all guests taking part in this drive-thru event:
- Only healthy people should attend.
- Masks / face coverings will be required of all guests and people serving at the event.
- Social distancing will be followed and no person-to-person physical contact.
- Communion elements will be prepacked.
- Access to the Church building, including the restrooms, will be closed.
Word Communion Sunday Is Sunday, October 4th
1 Corinthians 12:12-13, “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13 NRSV).
World Communion Sunday began as a way to recognize our ecumenical oneness in Christ and to bring Christians together in a spirit of unity and peace. The spirit of World Communion Sunday is to come together in Christian unity around the breaking bread and sharing the cup. As we come together to worship and receive Holy Communion along with Christians around the world, we recognize our unity and shared commitment to building God’s kingdom on earth.
St. Stephen’s will celebrate World Communion Sunday on Sunday, October 4th by holding drive-thru communion. We are thankful to celebrate holy communion with you at St. Stephen’s for the first time since early March. We will begin the communion service is part of our online service with a confession and then the elements and those taking part in the drive-thru will be blessing and the elements will be distributed. Come on Sunday to celebrate the unity of the church of Jesus Christ that is at the center of our calling to be the body of Christ in the world.